Greg Gagne Stats

Greg Gagne was born on Sunday, November 12, 1961, in Fall River, Massachusetts. Gagne was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 5, 1983, with the Minnesota Twins. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Greg Gagne baseball stats page.

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"As Gagne took his position for the top of the first inning, he thought about how much the Twins ' lineup had changed in recent years. Sure, such Minnesota favorites as Kent Hrbek and Kirby Puckett were still among the regulars, but besides those two stars, only Gagne, Randy Bush , Al Newman , Dan Gladden , and Gene Larkin remained from the last World Series team, and Larkin had somehow stayed on the postseason roster despite a bad knee, leaving him barely able to run. Here in the infield of the hard-bounce Astroturf, with only dirt cutouts around the bases, Gagne was flanked by a pair of relative newcomers on this night. Scott Leius had taken the place of Twins favorite Gary Gaetti at third base. Gaetti , a.k.a. The Rat , now played in California. To Gagne's left stood another rookie, Chuck Knoblauch . Even though the sparkplug of a kid had led first-year American League players in hits, doubles, and RBIs, the hands-down favorite to win rookie-of-the-year honors, no one knew how he would react when things became fickle and unpredictable, as they surely would with so much at stake. After all, this was the World Series, with everybody watching, and like any good story, nobody dared predict the ending or who would be the hero or the goat. One last time Gagne glanced at the fresh faces to either side of him, everyone now ready for the first pitch, and he could only smile at how baseball worked - so cutthroat one minute, in need of team unity the next." - Author Tim Wendel in Down to the Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time (Da Capo Press, March 31, 2015)

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Greg Gagne Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#211 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991sco01' title='1991 Score Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Greg Gagne Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#211 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Gregory Carpenter Gagne
Nickname:
Greg
Born On:
11-12-1961  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Fall River, Massachusetts
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Somerset High School (Somerset, MA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
172
First Game:
06-05-1983 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-27-1997
Draft:
1979 : 5th Round (129th)

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Greg Gagne Pitching Stats

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Greg Gagne Hitting Stats

1983 22 Twins 10 27 2 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 .111 .103 .148
1984 23 Twins 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1985 24 Twins 114 293 37 66 15 3 2 0 23 20 0 57 3 3 3 5 .225 .279 .317
1986 25 Twins 156 472 63 118 22 6 12 0 54 30 0 108 13 3 6 4 .250 .301 .398
1987 26 Twins 137 437 68 116 28 7 10 0 40 25 0 84 10 2 4 3 .265 .310 .430
1988 27 Twins 149 461 70 109 20 6 14 1 48 27 2 110 11 1 7 13 .236 .288 .397
1989 28 Twins 149 460 69 125 29 7 9 0 48 17 0 80 7 5 2 10 .272 .298 .424
1990 29 Twins 138 388 38 91 22 3 7 0 38 24 0 76 8 2 1 5 .235 .280 .361
1991 30 Twins 139 408 52 108 23 3 8 0 42 26 0 72 5 5 3 15 .265 .310 .395
1992 31 Twins 146 439 53 108 23 0 7 0 39 19 0 83 12 1 2 11 .246 .280 .346
1993 32 Royals 159 540 66 151 32 3 10 1 57 33 1 93 4 4 0 7 .280 .319 .406
1994 33 Royals 107 375 39 97 23 3 7 0 51 27 0 79 2 1 4 8 .259 .314 .392
1995 34 Royals 120 430 58 110 25 4 6 0 49 38 2 60 7 5 2 11 .256 .316 .374
1996 35 Dodgers 128 428 48 109 13 2 10 0 55 50 11 93 4 3 2 6 .255 .333 .364
1997 36 Dodgers 144 514 49 129 20 3 9 0 57 31 4 120 3 1 4 13 .251 .298 .354
15 Years 1,798 5,673 712 1,440 296 50 111 2 604 367 20 1,121 89 38 40 111 .254 .302 .382

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Greg Gagne Fielding Stats

1983 Twins SS 10 10 246 26 2.6 24 10 14 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .923 2.63
1985 Twins SS 106 92 2,355 432 4.1 418 149 269 14 48 n/a n/a n/a .968 4.79
1986 Twins 2B 4 0 27 4 1.0 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1986 Twins SS 155 152 3,861 631 4.1 605 228 377 26 96 n/a n/a n/a .959 4.23
1987 Twins 2B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1987 Twins CF 3 0 12 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1987 Twins RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1987 Twins SS 136 124 3,237 603 4.4 585 194 391 18 75 n/a n/a n/a .970 4.88
1988 Twins 2B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1988 Twins CF 2 0 12 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1988 Twins SS 146 134 3,534 591 4.0 573 200 373 18 79 n/a n/a n/a .970 4.38
1989 Twins CF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1989 Twins SS 146 130 3,429 625 4.3 607 218 389 18 66 n/a n/a n/a .971 4.78
1990 Twins CF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1990 Twins SS 135 121 3,222 575 4.3 561 184 377 14 62 n/a n/a n/a .976 4.70
1991 Twins SS 137 127 3,201 567 4.1 558 181 377 9 69 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.71
1992 Twins SS 141 131 3,438 664 4.7 646 208 438 18 83 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.07
1993 Royals SS 159 148 3,993 727 4.6 717 266 451 10 93 n/a n/a n/a .986 4.85
1994 Royals SS 106 104 2,766 524 4.9 512 189 323 12 65 n/a n/a n/a .977 5.00
1995 Royals SS 118 112 3,024 581 4.9 563 174 389 18 88 n/a n/a n/a .969 5.03
1996 Dodgers SS 127 126 3,378 609 4.8 588 184 404 21 87 n/a n/a n/a .966 4.70
1997 Dodgers SS 143 138 3,669 548 3.8 532 174 358 16 54 n/a n/a n/a .971 3.91
SS Totals 1,765 1,649 43,353 7,703 4.4 7,489 2,559 4,930 214 967 n/a n/a n/a .972 4.66
CF Totals 7 0 33 4 0.6 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.27
2B Totals 6 0 33 4 0.7 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.27
RF Totals 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
14 Years 1,779 1,649 43,425 7,711 4.3 7,497 2,563 4,934 214 967 n/a n/a n/a .972 4.66

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Greg Gagne Miscellaneous Stats

1983 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 4.5 9.0 - - -
1984 Twins 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1985 Twins 10 4 .714 4 6 5 146.5 5.1 12.7 - - -
1986 Twins 12 10 .545 0 1 0 39.3 4.4 8.7 - - -
1987 Twins 6 6 .500 0 3 1 43.7 5.2 10.9 - - -
1988 Twins 15 7 .682 1 1 0 32.9 4.2 9.6 - - -
1989 Twins 11 4 .733 5 2 0 51.1 5.8 9.6 - - -
1990 Twins 8 8 .500 2 5 2 55.4 5.1 10.2 - - -
1991 Twins 11 9 .550 2 5 1 51.0 5.7 9.7 - - -
1992 Twins 6 7 .462 1 10 0 62.7 5.3 11.3 - - -
1993 Royals 10 12 .455 1 1 0 54.0 5.8 9.5 - - -
1994 Royals 10 17 .370 0 2 0 53.6 4.7 7.4 - - -
1995 Royals 3 5 .375 7 1 2 71.7 7.2 8.8 - - -
1996 Dodgers 4 2 .667 1 0 n/a 42.8 4.6 7.8 - - -
1997 Dodgers 2 5 .286 1 0 0 57.1 4.3 9.0 - - -
15 Years 108 96 .529 26 38 11 51.1 5.1 9.4 - - -

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Greg Gagne Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1983 Minnesota Twins 31 $35,000.00 - -
1984 Minnesota Twins 31 $40,000.00 - -
1985 Minnesota Twins 31 $60,000.00 - -
1986 Minnesota Twins 31 $100,000.00 - -
1987 Minnesota Twins 7 $155,000.00 - Stats
1988 Minnesota Twins 7 $440,000.00 - -
1989 Minnesota Twins 7 $570,000.00 - -
1990 Minnesota Twins 7 $833,333.00 - -
1991 Minnesota Twins 7 $1,733,333.00 - Stats
1992 Minnesota Twins 7 $1,933,334.00 - -
1993 Kansas City Royals 7 $3,366,667.00 - -
1994 Kansas City Royals 7 $2,966,667.00 - n/a
1995 Kansas City Royals 7 $4,366,667.00 - -
1996 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 $2,600,000.00 - -
1997 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 $3,000,000.00 - -
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Greg Gagne, who was originally drafted in the fifth round of the 1979 First-Year Player Draft by the New York Yankees , was traded to Minnesota in April of 1982 and debuted with the Twins the following season. The 15-year veteran played 10 seasons with the Twins (1983-1992) and became the Twins everyday shortstop in 1985. Gagne appeared in 1,140 games for the Twins , while posting a .980 career fielding percentage as the Twins shortstop. The Massachusetts native was a member of both 1987 and 1991 World Championship teams and did not commit an error in 37 total chances during the seven-game series vs. Atlanta in the 1991 World Series . In Game 1 of that series Gagne helped guide the Twins to a 5-2 victory with a three-run home run in the fifth inning off Braves starter Charlie Leibrandt .

In 2010, the Minnesota Twins inducted Greg Gagne into the Twins Hall of Fame, the 22nd member, joining the inaugural class of 2000, Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek , Kirby Puckett and Calvin Griffith; and these additional inductees Jim Kaat (2001), broadcaster Herb Carneal (2001), pitcher Bert Blyleven (2002), former manager Tom Kelly (2002), long-time public address announcer Bob Casey (2003), outfielder Bob Allison (2003), catcher Earl Battey (2004), pitcher Frank Viola (2005), owner Carl Pohlad (2005), shortstop Zoilo Versalles (2006), third baseman Gary Gaetti (2007), Farm Director Jim Rantz (2007), pitcher Rick Aguilera (2008), pitcher Brad Radke (2009) and Farm and Scouting Director George Brophy (2009).

Did you know that when Greg Gagne hit two inside the park home runs, in the same game, on October 4, 1986 , he tied the American League record for most inside the park home runs in a game ? See the 17 who did it before Gagne in the Inside The Park Home Run Record book.

In 2009, Greg Gagne was named shortstop of the Twins All-Metrodome Team commemorating the Twins era from 1982-2009, where they wrote, "shortstop on both 1987 and 1991 World Championship teams...did not commit an error in 12 postseason games at the Metrodome."

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